Up to 1 in 4 people, men and women equally, may have some symptoms. The symptoms can often start with the menopause or other hormonal changes. Many people have imperfect occlusion and missing teeth, yet never have symptoms because they adjust to their problems. Occasionally, in times of increased stress and tension, the symptoms may appear and then go away immediately.
In some cases, the teeth and gums can be affected straight away and, instead of headaches, you may suffer:
- Flattened, worn teeth
- Broken teeth, fillings and crowns
- Loose teeth
- Continual sensitivity of your teeth to temperature change
- Toothache with no apparent cause